The Catacombs Episode Guide

New Adam New Eve

Brian the Brain Year 2 - Episode 10 Catacombs of the Moon

Writer Terence Feely
Director Charles Crichton
Guest star Guy Rolfe
Belgium (Flemish) Nieuwe Adam's en Eva's
Spain Nuevo Adán, nueva Eva New Adam New Eve
France/Canada Une autre Terre Another Earth
Italy Magus
Japan Pseudo-utopia
Portugal Os Novos Adão e Eva The New Adam and Eve
Portugal Novo Adão, Nova Eva New Adam, New Eve

A saintly, impressive figure claims to be God, the creator of mankind. He offers Koenig and his companions a new Earth, a new Eden, where life can begin again. But who is he really? What are the fantastic powers he possesses?

Background

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SFX

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New Earth

Music

Science

History

Technology

Continuity

Chronology:

1095 days after leaving Earth orbit (Thu 12 Sep 2002)

Alpha Personnel:

0 fatalities.

Alpha Technology:

Eagles:

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Eagle 1 (Alan); 4 (Koenig)

Maya transformations:

Owl, fan-eyed alien.

This is the first episode where Maya's ears are pink, not brown.

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Planets:

New Earth

Aliens:

Ape creatures and humanoid, created by Magus.

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Footage:

Errors

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Observations

  • The influences are the Eden legend, here as a positive story (mankind asserts his independence), and H G Wells Dr Moreau, a man who played god by creating animals.
  • It also strongly recalls the 1967 Star Trek episode "Who Mourns for Adonais?", featuring a god-like being who addresses the crew as "beloved children" and insists selected members stay on his planet to worship him. After zapping someone, he retreats to another side of the planet to recover. The crew escape by destroying the energy source that gives him great powers.
  • Magus calls religion "works of fiction" and the message of the story is anti-religious, but he takes his name from Zoroastrian priests and his previous "incarnations" have tried to find the secrets of the Judeo-Christian god.
  • Both Martin Landau and Guy Rolfe both played the role of the High Priest Caiaphas. Rolfe played him in the 1961 film King of Kings and Landau played him in the 1965 film The Greatest Story Ever Told. Thanks to Chris Moore.
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